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Google, Hulu, and more test our gullibility with April Fools' pranks

If you see anything weird online today, it may be an April Fools’ prank — or it could just be the internet being characteristically ridiculous. Either way, we’re gathering together the best pranks from companies like Google and Hulu and will continue updating the list throughout the day. See what we’ve found below:

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'Hotwives of Orlando': Paul Scheer does his best Andy Cohen on new Hulu show -- TRAILER PREMIERE

NeNe Leakes better watch her back. Some new housewives are taking over the south — and these women are hot. 

The Hotwives of Orlando, that is. Paramount Digital Entertainment, the studio behind Burning Love, and Hulu are teaming up to produce the parody series starring Casey Wilson and Angela Kinsey. Comedian Paul Scheer likes to see himself as the Andy Cohen of it all, producing for Paramount with Jonathan Stern and even appearing on the show in a reunion episode. It’s no surprise to anyone who knows Scheer, who admits to being a diehard Housewife fan and watching the Bravo shows religiously with his wife. (For the record, Beverly Hills and Atlanta are his favorite cities.) “When I see something I really like, I want to do that,” Scheer tells EW. Scheer is no stranger to parody, having appeared on three seasons of NTSF:SD:SUV on Adult Swim and his “Arscheerio Paul” character, a send up to late-night host Arsenio Hall.

The inaugural season of Hotwives takes us inside the uber-exclusive and glamorous world of six hot housewives livin’ large in Central Florida’s sexiest city, Orlando.  The show follows a cast of ladies as they fight over pretty much everything except for their love of shoes, plastic surgery, and the pursuit of spending all of their husbands’ money. Scheer was inspired after seeing writers Danielle Schneider (who also appears on the show) and Dannah Phirman. perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in black turtlenecks, interpreting words from some of Bravo’s housewives into dramatic monologues. But Scheer is sure that people who aren’t familiar with the original show can enjoy these hot wives too. “It’s super funny. These characters are already so outlandish that when you add comedy to it, it makes it bigger. I don’t think it matters if you’re a fan or not. You will get it.”

Check out the show’s trailer exclusively on EW, below:
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'Misfits' is the best Hulu show you're not watching

I feel like I read this article every few months, reminding American audiences that there’s an epically entertaining British series featuring attractive twenty-somethings drinking, cavorting, and saving the world, all the while fulfilling their community service. Yet the question remains: Why isn’t everyone watching Misfits?!

Now in its fifth season, the series features an all-new cast with none of the original characters. Why bother, you might ask? Bother, I retort! Misfits may not have the most cohesive narrative structure, but it doesn’t matter. Series creator Howard Overman has maintained a roster of fascinating, bizarro characters from Alex the handsome barman to the brilliantly crass yet ultimately sweet Rudy.

That’s not to say the show is perfect. The depiction of certain sexual situations, especially those related to Alisha and Alex’s powers, is problematic. Plus, questions like why do they still show up to community service, why doesn’t the world know about superpowers, and is there anything beyond their South East London neighborhood will pop up in your mind while watching. But the cast is so strong – they feel like real people — and the production is so sophisticated (it almost makes South East London look stylish) that the show’s appeal outweighs its flaws.
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Your new Presidents' Day plan: watch the Criterion Collection on Hulu for free

HULU (2)Great news for cinephiles and wannabe cinephiles alike: From now until Feb. 18, every single one of the Criterion Collection’s streaming titles on Hulu is available to watch whether you’ve got a Hulu Plus account or not.

To clarify, this doesn’t mean that Criterion’s entire collection of some 910 films is streaming for free. But even if only a portion of that selection is available on Hulu, there are still tons of high-quality films to choose from — meaning that it’s fairly daunting even to figure out where to start. Thankfully, Criterion itself has a suggestion:

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Your port in the storm: Ride out Nemo with these streaming selections

Did congressman Frank Underwood manipulate Mother Nature into unleashing Winter Storm Nemo? If you’ve been watching Netflix’s House of Cards, you’ll know that Kevin Spacey’s character is capable of pretty much anything — and if you haven’t been watching it (but happen to live on the East Coast), whaddaya know, the ginormous blizzard currently barreling toward you will give you the perfect opportunity to start. Frank, you sly dog!

Of course, if you don’t want to give Rep. Underwood the satisfaction of victory, you can always ditch House of Cards for any number of other streaming options perfect for binge-viewing. Here’s a list of our top picks:

- In May, new episodes of Arrested Development will finally hit Netflix, possibly causing the Internet to implode from excitement. Revisit the comedy’s original three seasons there to prepare for what’s coming.

- Breaking Bad‘s final season will draw to a close on AMC this summer. If you’re not caught up (or — for shame! — never started watching), now’s your chance to fix that via Netflix.

- And on a similar note, Downton Abbey‘s first two series seasons are on Hulu, and PBS.org has every episode of the current third season. (Well, every one that’s aired in the U.S., at least.) READ FULL STORY

Watch the Super Bowl 2013 commercials here! Your favorites? Your horrors? -- VIDEO

Yeah. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, America. And the finest, splashiest, nacho-cheesiest string of advertising in all the land’s about to begin. You can follow along with the hottest action of the day (not football) in the video player below — it’ll update after each quarter with the latest ads. And here’s a great guide to the commercials we already know we’ll see. In the meantime, let’s all chat in the comments here about which ones we love and which we loathe.

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'The New Normal' sneak peek: 5 takeaways

Ann Romney or no Ann Romney, Modern Family‘s Cam and Mitch better watch out — there’s another couple vying to become America’s favorite same-sex pairing. The New Normal premieres on NBC on September 11, but the pilot is already streaming on Hulu — and, much like the first episode of The Mindy Project, it proves that Normal is a promising new series with a few minor wrinkles. Here’s what I took away from Episode 1:

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Kevin Smith hosts poignant discussion of Aurora shooting on Hulu's 'Spoilers' -- VIDEO

On his Hulu’s summer movie appreciation show Spoilers, Kevin Smith usually hosts a lively, free-wheeling discussion about that weekend’s big movie with a live studio audience that had just seen the film. This week’s episode was supposed to be about The Dark Knight Rises; instead, Smith chose to spend the entire half hour talking with his audience about the deadly shooting at a midnight screening of the film in Aurora, Colo.

“This is a show about loving movies,” says Smith in the introduction. “Movies mean the world to us. This thing that happened, this shooting, it’s not only offensive to us as human beings, it’s offensive to us as movie fans.” The thoughtful, somber discussion, held on Friday night, provides a poignant snapshot of the thoughts running through many moviegoers’ heads this weekend. Check it out in its entirety below: READ FULL STORY

'Step by Step' vet Christine Lakin talks new series 'Lovin' Lakin' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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More than 20 years after starring as wisecracking Al Lambert on TGIF sitcom Step by Step, Christine Lakin is back. Well, to be fair, she never left. She’s done everything from acting in teen comedies to choreographing for True Blood. Though she never lived the “washed-up child star” cliché, she’s ready to poke a little fun at it — and herself – with  Lovin’ Lakin, a mockumentary-style web series not unlike The Office or Matt LeBlanc’s Episodes.

Lakin plays a version of herself: A 30-something actress poised to make a comeback — or so she thinks. Everyone around her (including Kristen Bell, Step by Step dad Patrick Duffy, and Kristin Chenoweth, and Seth MacFarlane, to name a few) sees Lakin the character a little differently. “Lakin is egotistical, flighty, and totally un-self-aware,” the actress tells EW. “She’s kind of like this lovable Michael Scott type — he thinks he’s so great, but everybody [else] knows he’s the biggest idiot around.”

Below, watch a preview for Lovin’ Lakin, then see who inspired Lakin’s on-screen persona, which ’90s icons she hopes to book if the series gets a second season (hint: ThighMasters will be mandatory), and how she felt when she saw her TV dad in a towel in those (literally) steamy Dallas ads. READ FULL STORY

Hulu previews 10 new summer series

Hulu continues to expand its original content with 10 new series this summer, the website announced in a press release. Perhaps the most anticipate of these is Kevin Smith’s cinema geek series Spoilers (pictured, right), which premieres June 4. Further shows will premiere in August, including Richard Linklater’s out-of-the-box travel show Up To Speed and guy-centric comedy We Got Next.

Hulu will premiere the second season of its sci-fi thriller The Booth at the End in July and debut shows previously unseen in America – Rev., The Yard, Pramface, Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind, The Promise, and Little Mosque on the Prairie — throughout the summer starting June 3. Watch a preview for the site’s upcoming offerings below. READ FULL STORY

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